Secretary of State of Louisiana

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The Secretary of State of Louisiana is one of the elected constitutional officers of the U.S. state of Louisiana and serves as the head of the Louisiana Department of State. The position was created by Article 4, Section 7 of the Louisiana Constitution.

The current Secretary of State is Kyle Ardoin.

Structure & Organization[edit]

The Secretary of State's Office is the core of the Louisiana Department of State, composed of eight divisions:

Other services[edit]

List of Secretaries of State[edit]

# Name Political Party Term of Office
1 Louis B. Macarty Democratic-Republican 1812–1816
2 Etienne Mazureau Democratic-Republican 1816–1820
3 Pierre Derbigny Democratic-Republican
National Republican
1820-1828
4 George A. Waggaman National Republican 1828-1831
5 George Eustis, Jr. National Republican
Whig
1831-1834
6 Martin Blache 1834-1836
7 William C. C. Claiborne, Jr. Whig 1836-1837
8 Alfred E. Forstall 1837-1838
9 Henry Adams Bullard Whig 1838-1839
10 Levi Pierce Whig 1839–1845
11 Robert C. Nicholas Democrat 1845
12 Zenon Ledoux, Jr. Democrat 1845
13 Charles Gayarré Democrat 1845–1852
14 Andrew S. Herron Democrat 1852–1859
15 Pliny D. Hardy Democrat 1859–1865
16 Stanislas Wrotnoski Democrat (Unionist) 1865–1866
17 George E. Bovee Republican 1866–1872
18 Francis J. Herron Republican 1872
19 Jack Wharton Republican 1872-1873
20 P.G. Deslonde Republican 1873–1877
21 Will A. Strong Democrat 1877–1884
22 Oscar Arroyo Democrat 1884–1888
23 Leonard F. Mason Democrat 1888–1892
24 T.S. Adams Democrat 1892–1896
25 John T. Michel Democrat 1896–1912
26 Alvin Hebert Democrat 1912–1914
27 W. F. Millsaps Democrat 1914–1916
28 James J. Bailey Democrat 1916–1932
29 E. A. Conway Democrat 1932–1940
30 Jack P. F. Gremillion Democrat 1940–1944
31 Wade O. Martin, Jr. Democrat 1944–1976
32 Paul Hardy Democrat 1976–1980
33 James H. "Jim" Brown Democrat 1980–1988
34 W. Fox McKeithen Democrat
Republican
1988-2005
- Al Ater Democrat 2005–2006
(Acting)
35 Jay Dardenne Republican 2006–2010
36 Tom Schedler Republican 2010–2018
(Acting 2010-2011)
37 Kyle Ardoin Republican 2018-

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